Windows 10: Windows 10 Sharpens Browser Security With Microsoft Edge

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       22 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Sharpens Browser Security With Microsoft Edge

    Look, I'm not even going to pretend I understand everything I read from TrendLabs, but this is for those who do/might:)

    Internet Explorer is possibly the most popular target for vulnerabilities around today. In 2014 alone, a total of 243 memory corruption vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer were disclosed and patched.
    Every Microsoft Patch Tuesday cycle contains one bulletin that covers multiple IE vulnerabilities – the monthly “Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer”, as it is called by Microsoft. There have been many zero-day attacks that specifically targeted vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, such as:

    As a result, the reputation of Internet Explorer is a bit tarnished. Its reputation for lack of security has become an obstacle to its development. For Windows 10, Microsoft decided to release a “new” browser (Microsoft Edge), with improved security as an important feature.
    Security Improvements in Microsoft Edge
    Edge is not entirely all-new. Its HTML rendering engine is a forked version of Trident (the engine found in Internet Explorer), which is now called Microsoft Edge HTML. However, much of the underlying code has been modified to remove IE-specific technologies that will not be a part of Edge. In addition, several new features have been introduced to the browser as well.
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  2.    25 Jul 2015 #2


    Edge removed a number "features", or well known attack vectors, that exists in IE. In addition, Edge tries to control Flash memory buffer manipulation and its effectiveness remains to be seen. Especially, when some of the malware already utilize obfuscation methods to bypass this protection.

    Will Edge be more secure than IE? I for one certainly hope so, but it remains to be seen if that going to be the case...
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